Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The journey continues

As my sub heading to the blog says, " a journey with watercolour and my dog"
I thought to show you a little more "journey" work today.


Yesterday was a foul day with storms and high winds, so we didn't go anywhere for fresh air and sketching possibilities, we stayed indoors!

These are my sketches, the first in my new journal book, a present from Beryl at Christmas - and the others are two painted sketches of the same subject.




What started me off on pears again was an informative technique post on Painting Friends, by Mollie Jones.
Mollie is very generous in sharing her knowledge. 
She even does so on her blog!
So for those of you who haven't seen it, her blog is HERE
Scroll down from the first post - and there is the technique "smushing"
You're in for a treat :)

34 comments:

  1. Hey Pat I also gave this a try yours came out a lot better than mine did. Your colors really blended into each other well.

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  2. Thanks Nora!
    They did blend in quite nicely, I'm happy with them :) xx

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  3. I love looking at journals Pat, it's nice to see and read what friends are up to.

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  4. Really like the last pear painting, Pat. And I must look up "smushing"!

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  5. That's an interesting technique Pat and you've done very well with it.

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  6. What perfect pears! And I love that you are keeping a sketch journal - something I really should do my self! :0)

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  7. Hi Pat, blog looks great...Happy New Year's painting!

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  8. Thanks, Frank. Hope you enjoyed the peek :) xx

    thanks Kathryn - I think its a made up word :)

    Thanks, John .. I didn't have the same colours, but applied what I had.. and I'm reasonably happy with it :) xx

    Thanks, Sandra. This new journal if fab, has lined page one side and watercolour the other. Great for double page spreads :) xx

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  9. Like the start you have made on your journal, and a great sketch in 10 minutes...glad to see Missy made it into the archives. Your watercolour pears really do sum up watercolours at their best, your time indoors was well spent.

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  10. Thanks, Ann. Glad you enjoyed the journal and the watercolour sketches. I couldn't have left Missy out, could I? :) xx

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  11. Pat...your pears are fabulous...love the fresh colors you kept...especially in that last pear painting. They look so "watercolorly"...if that's even a word.

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  12. Hi Pat, what perfect pears! Colors and light can not be painted better. Ciao!!

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  13. Great sketches, Pat! I love your sketchbook! Smushing is an interesting technique, and your pears turned out great!

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  14. Love these pears and the wonderful flow of colors...am going to check the 'smushing'. Thanks Pat. xx

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  15. Your pears are brilliant. Nice that you've started a journal along with Missy.

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  16. Me encanta el resultado de estos dibujos.
    Que suerte el regalo tan bonito del blog de dibujo para hacer tus apuntes a diario.
    Besitos y feliz año nuevo.

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  17. what a nice sketch and paintings. I've often thought about starting a journal but it's probably another one of those things I wouldn't keep up with

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  18. I love these pears, Pat! They're beautiful!Now I'm going to your friend's blog. xx

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  19. Pat, these pears are lovely. I also love how you show us your sketch book. I don't have one, but when I see other sketch books, I always want to start one :) I love the colors!!!

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  20. So many pun opportunities…so little time! (But I’ll take the high road.) Lovely paintings! LOL

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  21. A great start to your new journal Pat.
    Ok yes it's always time for cookies. I have just made some ..Oat and Raisin cookies and some blueberry muffins.

    Nice work on the pears.

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  22. great result pat ! ..molly demo looks super ..love the word smushing !

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  23. These sketches and studies are delightful, Pat! Thank you also for the link to Molly's blog! Ciao, and happy new year!

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  24. Thanks, everyone! So glad you all enjoyed this post and liked the pears.
    I'm sure its a technique I'll be using again :) xx

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  25. That last pear in the foreground is to die for! Glorious!

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  26. Excellent work, Pat. The stormy evening has given you great results :)
    Besos

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  27. Amazing. My "Sketches" are stick figures with swirly designs. LOL

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  28. You're pears are super Pat, I will have a look at Mollie's 'smushing'. I hope 2012 is a great year for you and yours! :)

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  29. Ummm...makes me want to go and eat a pear!!
    Happy New Year to you, dear pat! (maybe a little late but heartfelt!)
    Ann

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  30. I love your pears. I'm going through fruit painting phase right now and am totally inspired by you as always. Thanks for the link as well. Hugs xx

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  31. Happy New Year Pat
    Thank you so much for coming over to visit.
    I love the pears. The colors are stunning...Beautiful work.
    I am off to visit Mollie.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  32. Thanks for the peek into your journal! Love the sketch of Missy!

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  33. Pat...many thanks for giving the link to my blog...can't tell you how many folks have visited from your blog. Don't we just love this computer world and all the wonderful contacts we make with other artists...thanks again.

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  34. I bet you love that journal! Don't you love what you can learn from blogs? I have to be careful not to spend too much time head learning and not practice learning.

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